PM: US-Israel relationship strong whoever wins US election

July 31, 2012 22:00

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will be able to focus on Israel's interests with "whomever is elected in the United States," he said in an interview with Channel 2 on Tuesday night.

In spite of reaffirming the special relationship between the US and Israel, claiming it is "deeper than the newspaper's say," Netanyahu went on to say that "Israel cannot rely on any one else" in regards to the Iranian threat.Netanyahu said: "The US, like us, want to prevent a nuclear Iran." He made it clear that he has yet to make a decision on the issue in spite of recent reports saying that Israel's military oppose a unilateral Israeli strike on Iran.

Netanyahu cited former Prime Minister Menachem Begin's attack of the nuclear reactor in Iraq in 1981, commenting that there were divisions within the political and operational ranks then as there may be now.

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